From a broader perspective, 2014 and 2015 are important years for deer in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Following the catastrophic drought of 2011, 2012, and 2013 that killed lots of adult deer and saw little to no fawn recruitment, the average to above-average moisture so far in many parts of the region is encouraging for rebuilding deer herds. One biologist told me the mule deer population alone in the Texas Panhandle was down an estimated 40 to 50 percent from what it was before the drought. Whitetail numbers were down in many counties as well. The encouraging news is that lots of fawns were added to the population in 2014. Hopefully the moisture will continue and 2015 will be another good year for fawn recruitment.